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Unread postAuthor: jdog234 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:40 pm

Hey you spudsters? ha. I'm new to the forum, and I was wondering if I could get some help on a spudgun build. I was thinking of something loud, fun to shoot, and basically something I could use to destroy things that are usually off to the dump. So any input on what materials I should use?What sizes? What kind of pneumatic parts I should buy? How about some good guides on how to build this ( there are so many, its overwhelming). I was thinking about using it to fire off spuds as it was intended to do so.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:10 pm

Check the showcase. Shorter barrel combustions are generally noisy.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:16 am

Check out the wiki too (link at top of page). If noise and convenience are what you're after, combustion would probably suit you better... a well made, basic combustion will give you a very loud bang with a decent bit of power. It won't compare to a well made pneumatic, but using combustion saves you from pumping it up/needing to use a compressor.


Just as a bit of advice, we don't really like to spoon-feed people plans or designs here. Take a look around the forums, and if possible draw up a diagram of what you think will work and post it, then we can help point out any mistakes you've made and improve upon it.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:23 am

Buy one of these, stick a couple of pipes in each end and you're done ;)
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Unread postAuthor: jdog234 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:12 am

Thanks guys, well I'm a bit of a geek so I was looking for a pnuematical setup ( and I've read its safer to use. ) Thanks for your time though. I' definately read and search around the forums to get a better understanding of it, and how it all works.
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Unread postAuthor: jdog234 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:14 am

Thanks guys, well I'm a bit of a geek so I was looking for a pnuematical setup ( and I've read its safer to use. ) Thanks for your time though. I' definately read and search around the forums to get a better understanding of it, and how it all works.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:29 pm

jdog234 wrote:Thanks guys, well I'm a bit of a geek so I was looking for a pnuematical setup ( and I've read its safer to use. ) Thanks for your time though. I' definately read and search around the forums to get a better understanding of it, and how it all works.

Actually, a pneumatic is more hazardous than a combustion. Combustions have been made with tin cans and duct tape. A pneumatic, assuming a generic 120 PSIG shop compressor, contains a lot more energy for a given volume than even a well made combustion.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:05 pm

On top of that a combustion has a very short pressurized time while a pneumatic is carried around (and dropped?) while pressurized.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:21 pm

Though provided you've built either type well, they are both very safe.
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